Phil Berger Jr. – son of state Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger of Eden – has been increasingly visible this year, speaking out on such issues as capital punishment and home visits by prisoners. He is also on the board of the N.C. Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
That organization sent out a news release on Wednesday noting that Berger had recently been in Cuba to observe pre-trial hearings of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, at Guantanamo. He was chosen by the National District Attorney’s Association.
Berger, who is Rockingham County’s district attorney, has expressed an interest in running for congress if U.S. Rep. Howard Coble of Greensboro retires. Coble is 82 and has been dealing with recent health issues.